FRANKLIN — The Miners Hall Museum is pairing its living history weekend with a brand new event this October.

Miners Hall Museum is hosting its first ever Wine Walk and Camp Talk October 20. The wine walk is a new event to pair with the second year of the museum's living history weekend.

The wine walk will take place at Franklin City Park — about a block from the museum — and feature wineries all from Kansas. The wineries will include Isinglass Estate Winery of Paola, Smokey Hills Winery of Salina and more. Tickets for the event are $20 and proceeds will benefit the museum.

“The museum has multiple sources of funding, but patron support is a big part,” Fundraising Committee Member Angela Meyer said. “The ticket includes entry to the wine walk, a commemorative wine glass, a bag to hold purchased bottles, a living history camp tour and entry to the museum.”

The wine walk will be on October 20, but the living history camp at the Miners Hall Museum will be open October 20 and 21. Tickets can be purchased for only the living history camp, which are $5.

The camp will include six stations featuring different aspects of life in Franklin as a mining community.

“The different stations will include different personas, such as an immigrant who just arrived in this country, a miner and the nun who started the hospital here,” Meyer said.

Tickets are available now at Miners Hall Museum and online through Eventbrite. Details are also available on the Miners Hall Museum Facebook page. Tickets will be available through the day of the event.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.